Aesthetics and Experience by William Lalonde

Aesthetics, like language, have outgrown their original primary role as a mediator of subjectivity and instead have become subjectivity itself. Rather than lived experience dictating aesthetics, aesthetics now dictate lived experiences. Our current state of contemporary photography can sometimes feel like every potentiality has been tried, and sometimes the best inspiration comes from digging through … Continue reading Aesthetics and Experience by William Lalonde

Kim McCarthy Excavates the Familial and National Past of the North

Irreverence for what is lost is rarely so succinctly expressed as in the art of Kim McCarthy. Of the North is a documentary starring the people, forests, lakes, and rocks that characterize Northern Ontario. The following piece surmises the essence of McCarthy's series: embodied here is a introduction to the media, styles, and themes ensconced … Continue reading Kim McCarthy Excavates the Familial and National Past of the North

From Suburban Ennui to Western Gothic – Through the Sardonic Lens of Sam Rupsa

Sam Rupsa lets the ordinary be ordinary, and there’s something so strange about it. In all of Rupsa’s photographs, there shines anticlimax, redundancy, thwarted fantasy, mock sublime, and desaturated nostalgia. From southern California and currently based in Denver, CO, Rupsa’s mixture of tropical nights, suburban ennui, and western gothic seems eclectic, but his wry, sardonic … Continue reading From Suburban Ennui to Western Gothic – Through the Sardonic Lens of Sam Rupsa